DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1)
dh_installalternatives - install declarative alternative rules
dh_installalternatives [debhelper options]
dh_installalternatives is a debhelper program that is responsible for parsing the declarative alternatives format and insert the relevant maintscripts snippets to interface with update-alternatives(1)
debian/package.alternatives An example of the format: Name: editor Link: /usr/bin/editor Alternative: /usr/bin/vim.basic Dependents: /usr/share/man/man1/editor.1.gz editor.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz /usr/share/man/fr/man1/editor.1.gz editor.fr.1.gz /usr/share/man/fr/man1/vim.1.gz /usr/share/man/it/man1/editor.1.gz editor.it.1.gz /usr/share/man/it/man1/vim.1.gz /usr/share/man/pl/man1/editor.1.gz editor.pl.1.gz /usr/share/man/pl/man1/vim.1.gz /usr/share/man/ru/man1/editor.1.gz editor.ru.1.gz /usr/share/man/ru/man1/vim.1.gz Priority: 50 The fields Link, Name, Alternative, and Priority are mandatory and correspond to the update-alternatives(1) --install parameters link, name, path, and priority respectively. The Dependents field is optional and consists of one or more lines. Each non-empty line must contain exactly 3 space separated values that match (in order) the values passed to the --slave parameter for update-alternatives(1).
-n, --no-scripts Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.
debhelper(7) This program is a part of debhelper.
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